Thursday, June 07, 2007


Sunday afternoon, we used some complimentary passes to take in "The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?" at City Theater on Pittsburgh's South Side.

I hesitate to blog about it because I hate to criticize City Theater, which is one of Western Pennsylvania's great treasures. But, this one-man play by Robert Dubac was disappointing. It aims to examine the male psyche in the context of male-female relations.

Actor Ben Evans, obviously a talented guy, did the best he could with the material. But, the dialogue was little more than rehash of the stereotypes already examined to exhaustion by '90s sitcoms like "Seinfeld," "Mad About You," and "Friends".

Disclaimer: We saw the 2 p.m. matinee. The crowd, mostly comprised of women over age 50, laughed a lot and seemed to genuinely enjoy themselves.

I'm just glad I didn't shell out $40 for a ticket.

An aside: Prior to the show, we had brunch just down the street from City Theater at Gypsy Cafe. Great place.

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